Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Help Make Middletown More Bike- and Pedestrian-Friendly

September 17, a.m. and p.m.

Middletown’s Complete Streets Committee is working to make our city’s streets safer and more “friendly” to all users – including walkers, cyclists, and users of public transportation.  For this purpose, we are organizing a “traffic count” event on September 17 to document the current number of motor vehicles or bicyclists and pedestrians at a few key locations. This documentation is required to secure funding for future projects.

We need volunteers who could spend 1 hour and 15 minutes, either near the Stop and Shop on Saybrook Road, or at Macdonough School. The task is to count (using a form and clipboard, provided) all cars, trucks, walkers, bicyclists who enter a specific intersection during the given time period.  2 volunteers will be at each location during each time slot -- 1 to count motor vehicles and 1 to count other users. 

To help, please call 860-398-3771 or visit http://www.thejonahcenter.org/mailform.php to send us a message.

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